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Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide Reviews

Review:A very comprehensive look at Ruby and the aspects of the language people seem to enjoy. Explanations on the difference between Ruby 1.9 and previous iterations are also very thorough. Read more

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology Reviews

Review:The beauty of Kurzweil is that he really goes his homework before he authors a book.

Age of Spiritual Machines had more style to it but this book is very dense in terms of domain knowledge.

I miss the metalogue he had going with himself. Maybe I just like those voices in my own head. :-) Read more

On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines
On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines Reviews

Review:I have plenty of praise for this book, but most important is its accessibility. Apart from necessary jargon, Hawkins speaks in layman's terms and is willing to crack a joke at the right time. That said, the author takes his work seriously, and is determined to get his readers prepared to understand the results of his neuroscience research. For that reason, On Intelligence isn't light reading. That the book taught me a great deal about intelligence while rarely requiring me to look up information... Read more

The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System
The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System Reviews

Review:So far, this book is really incredible, but unfortunately, even though it's just a few years old--it's pretty dated, which is what happens I guess when you write about information or technology these days. Still, it is super recommended up to now. Read more

Learn to Program
Learn to Program Reviews

Review:Very accessible, a bit outdated, definitely learn-to-program more than learn-ruby. Quick read but I prefer more meaty texts Read more

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